The Bristol Chinese Herb Garden was started in 2000 as a partnership between the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
The Chinese Herb Garden aims to provide a comprehensive living collection of plants used in Chinese Herbal medicine. These are to be employed in teaching of herbal students and for research by the University and the herbal profession into the cultivation and chemistry of the plants.
The garden is affiliated to several University and Botanic gardens in China which assist with information, especially with respect to our conservation programme.
The outdoor display is being extended into tropical habitats in the glasshouse displays. This will included many important plants used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It is planned to have a collection of Nelumbo nucifera (lotus) cultivars.
The existing European Herb Garden provides more facilities for herbal teaching and research potential. Combined with the course rooms on site, we are developing an advanced herbal research and teaching centre using the combined expertise of the University of Bristol and the herbal profession.